Homemade Chocolate Mint Almond Milk (Paleo, GF)
Homemade Chocolate Mint Almond Milk recipe. The recipe for a homemade creamy chocolate almond milk with a hint of mint that is sweetened with dates. Naturally Paleo, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, and Grain-free.
Have you ever made your own almond milk before? If you haven’t, now is the time to start!
Not only is making your own almond milk easy to do, but the taste of fresh homemade almond milk is just incredible. Plus you can make the most delicious and festive, yet healthy flavors of almond milk. Like this Homemade Chocolate Mint Almond Milk.
It’s has the most refreshing creamy chocolate flavor with a hint of mint, which is perfect for this time of year!
I actually wish that I started making my own almond milk sooner because it has the most wonderful fresh nuttiness flavor to it. It is a taste that I have found from an almond milk that I have bought in stores.
And if the taste wasn’t a good enough excuse to try making your own almond milk, the ingredient list inside of homemade almond milk is definitely a good reason to try making your own.
Ingredients needed to make this Homemade Chocolate Mint Almond Milk:
- cocoa powder
- mint leaves
In some of the healthier almond milks in stores, there is “Calcium Carbonate, Sunflower Lecithin, Potassium Citrate, Natural Flavors, Locust Bean Gum, and Gellan Gum.” inside.
And that is for the healthier options. You don’t even want to know what’s in the less healthier almond milks.
Though I feel like I need to give a shoutout to my all time favorite brand of almond milk, and the healthiest one on the market, Elmhurst Almond milk… their unsweetened almond milk only has water and almonds inside! Which is amazing!
However, if you’ve seen their almond milk in stores, you know that it is expensive.
Plus, as is the case with many food items, it always tastes better when it is homemade. 🙂 Good thing it is truly easy to make.
I say this as I chug a glass of this Homemade Chocolate Mint Almond Milk mixed with some coffee. I’ve been making iced coffees with it and it is delightful!
How to make this Homemade Chocolate Mint Almond Milk:
You start by soaking almonds for 8-12 hours. This can easily done by soaking almonds in a bowl and leaving them to soak overnight.
Then, you put the soaked almonds into a blender and add water, vanilla, dates, cocoa powder and mint leaves.
(Note: this recipe is easily customizable. If you want more or less sweetness add more or less dates. If you want more or less mint flavor, add more or less mint leaves)
You blend everything together until the almonds are fully ground up.
Next, you put everything into a nut milk bag. I personally love Ellie’s Best Nut Milk Bags, because of how durable and easy to use they are.
They literally look like bags with no holes in them, but they strain almond milk perfectly…they are also super easy to clean, which is a major plus.
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Once the almond milk mixture is in the nut milk bag, twist and squeeze the nut milk bag until all the almond milk is out.
Then you are done!!
You’ll have fresh Homemade Chocolate Mint Almond Milk that you can store in your fridge and do whatever you like with.
I like drinking it by itself, or with adding it to some coffee, or even using it as the base to make hot chocolate.
The possibilities are endless!
I love chocolate mint flavor during the holidays and drinking this Homemade Chocolate Mint Almond Milk makes me feel so festive and happy.
Other almond milk recipes you may enjoy:
Homemade Strawberry Almond Milk (Paleo, GF)
Homemade Chocolate Mint Almond Milk (Paleo, GF)
- 1.5 cups raw almonds
- 6 cups water
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 5 medjool dates (large ones)
- 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 10 fresh mint leaves
- Soak your almonds in filtered water for 8-12 hours.
- Drain the almonds and then put them into a blender.
- Add 6 cups of water, 2 tsp vanilla, 5 medjool dates, 1/3 cup cocoa powder, and 10 fresh mint leaves to the blender and mix for about a minute ( you may need to mix for more or less time depending on the strength of your blender…).
- Pour the contents of the blender into a Nut Milk Bag to strain it. Twist & squeeze the bag until all the almond milk is out and the pulp is separated from the milk. I placed my nut milk bag into a large glass container and then twisted and squeezed the almond milk directly into the glass container.
- Bottle the almond milk and chill in the refrigerator.
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13 Comments on “Homemade Chocolate Mint Almond Milk (Paleo, GF)”
I can’t believe I have never tried making my own almond milk! Chocolate almond milk sounds even better! You have inspired me to give it a try.
Love this combo. So flavorful and delicious. pinned to try this soon.
I just gifted my mom a new blender for her birthday and she’s been wanting to test out its power. She loves chocolate almond milk and this is just the recipe for her to try next!
I’d absolutely love to make my own almond milk (it is so expensive as you rightly say) and this recipe is such an incentive for doing so. Also love the fact that it has dates.. I love anything with dates!
Thanks for sharing! I almost never buy almond milk..because like you said it’s expensive! Never tried to make my own though…i’ll have to give it a go!
Making homemade almond milk is a right of passage into the Paleo food blogging niche …and I have yet to even attempt it. SHAME ON ME. These instructions make it seem fool proof, AND it’s flavored?! You’re speaking my language! Thanks for sharing!
What an awesome treat for the colder months! Mint and chocolate is the perfect pairing and the almond milk is such a nice way to lighten it up.
Homemade almond milk tastes SO much better than store bought! I also love that you can flavor it any way that you want!
I buy almond milk all the time, but never thought of making my own. What a great idea, and way to save money! I’ll have to give this a try
What a creative treat for chocolate lovers. I wonder how it would taste warmed up as hot chocolate?? Have you tried it?
Yes!! I often use almond milk for hot chocolate and it works great. 🙂 For this Chocolate Mint Almond Milk I would still add a bit of cocoa powder and added sweetener after warming it up in the microwave.
Oh how creative! I’ve always wanted to make homemade almond milk.
This sounds like such a treat?! One that would save us a good chunk of change from Starbucks 😉 Thank you for the recipe!